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Sakigake!! Otokojuku

Alternative Titles

English: Charge!! Men's Private School
Synonyms: Be A Man! Samurai School
Japanese: 魁!!男塾


Type: TV
Episodes: 34
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 25, 1988 to Nov 14, 1988
Premiered: Winter 1988
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Lantis
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.471 (scored by 1,279 users)
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Ranked: #16852
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Popularity: #4192
Members: 5,338
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Otokojuku: a private school for juvenile delinquents that were previously expelled from normal schools. At this school, Japanese chivalry is taught through feudal and military fundamentals. Similar to an action film, the classes are overwhelmed by violence. Only those who survive it become true men.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nishizawa, Nobutaka
Ooba, Hideaki
Episode Director
Yamayoshi, Yasuo
Episode Director
Kikuchi, Shunsuke

Edit Opening Theme

"Yogorechimatta Kanashimi ni... (汚れちまった悲しみに・・・)" by SEPIA

Edit Ending Theme

"Ikujidai Arimashite (幾時代ありまして)" by SEPIA

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Apr 9, 2014
THEAnimeHERO (All reviews)
Sakigake Otokojuku is the world's MANLIEST school where students refine their manhood in the most masculine & over the top way possible! That's the gist of it but it can offer more to those who already acquired MANIME tastes. For example if you're a fan of Fist Of The North Star, then Otokojuku pays a huge tribute to the series in terms of action & character designs.

If you're not a fan of masculine shows then there might not be much to offer but I'll offer some insight. The story follows the schools newly appointed 1st years where our main cast consists of Momotaro, Togashi, read more
Jul 31, 2015
Rikuson1 (All reviews)
Sakigake!! Otokojuku Review
Now I understand that this isn't Fist of North Star which you can obviously see the resemblance and is also most likely the reason Toei decided to pick up this series to do an anime adaptation for because they were obviously trying to create another Fist of the North Star so it's not surprising if this was their plan.

Story (5/10) Average
The Story starts off like how a lot of anime starts off (which I don't mind), this is a slow start with a combination of introducing characters and episodic arguably filler comedic episodes in between. Then once it gets all of the character read more
Oct 24, 2014
literaturenerd (All reviews)

I have only recently discovered this little "gem" that was buried in the depths of terrible 1980s macho anime that followed in the wake of Hokuto no Ken. This is the crown jewel of terrible! It might even be worse than MD Geist, only it doesn't have the same level of infamy because famous internet critics have ignored this one.

Story and characters: 1/10

The main character Momo is a blatant Kenshiro ripoff and the only story is that there is a highschool for juvenile delinquents where fights break out at random and everyone is a badass. This is the series that the more famous Sakigake Cromartie read more
May 7, 2014
TensaiSakuragi (All reviews)
I gave it a 7/10 but hey! Hold on! I loved it! I really did. But looking at it through and "objective" prism, its nothing stellar. But still 7/10 is a great number. But getting to the point....
I'll begin with the bad things. The story is a bit shallow and predictable. And the scenario sometimes betrays itself, not respecting the choices it has taken for some characters throughout the story. Also, sometimes the motif gets too repetitive, with bad guys coming and going all the time. To be honest, when I reached half of the series I was thinking to drop it, as I mostly read more


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